Thursday, March 24, 2011

My Valentine's Cake

For Valentine's Day, Brandon decided to make me a special cake. For those of you who don't know, one of Brandon's hidden talents is cake decorating/baking. Brandon made everything for this cake from the homemade fondant hearts to the raspberry filling inside the cake. The cake was even checkered inside and looked very fancy. Brandon did such a great job making his cake and it tasted pretty good too.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Letter "S"

Ben and Emmy and I had a letter S day back in February. First, I showed them the letter S. We talked about what it looked like and what sound the letter makes.

Next, we went through my bag. I filled up my bag with various items around our house that started with the letter S. The kids would rotate taking turns picking out an item. We would talk about the item and how its name began with the letter S.

We sang Once There Was a Snowman. I also think we sang another song, but I can't remember what it was.

We read the adorable book All You Need For a Snowman. Afterwords, the kids made a cute snowman made out of cotton balls. I loved all the little snowflakes the added to their picture.

For snack we had suckers.

It was a fun morning to just focus on these two birds of mine and do some fun preschool activities with them.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Science Night

At the beginning of February, there was a science night at Hyrum's school. The school planned various science activities for the kids to do with their parents.

Our first stop was to where all the robots were being kept. Hyrum's rocket robot took first place for his class (he was the only one who entered). The kids were really excited to see all the robots and to find Hyrum's robot.
We then went and found Hyrum's space badge that he made.After that, we went to the cafeteria where the kids were able to participate in various Science activities.

The kids were able to weigh different items.Looked at things under a microscope.Explored items with a magnified glass.Figured out how many drops of water would rest on top of a penny.Made craters with different balls and flour (Emmy's personal favorite).Made blue SLIME!Afterwords, the kids looked at the different Science Fair projects that were done by older children at Hyrum's school.

We got to the school right when the science night started so we were able to do what we wanted to quickly and without the stress of having so many people there. It was a great night and the kids loved being Scientist!